We are now the distributor of all the in print handbooks published by The Conservation (TCV), formerly the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers ( BTCV). Bugs. BTCV handbooks online. Loads of really useful info, books include: Environments for All Local Action. Deer fencing is erected for any of the following purposes: To exclude deer from woodlands, including plantations, coppiced woodlands, newly planted amenity.

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An example of bfcv oak paling fence surrounding a deer park still in use is given on wooden fencing. Of course, here’s the usual message about saving paper and ink – please only print when necessary!

Muntjac deer are a problem as they push underneath the fence, and measures to prevent this will add considerably to the cost of the fence.

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Guidance on the storage, maintenance and repair of tools used in conservation work, and setting up workshops and toolstores. Pages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet. We have created online versions of these fantastically practical guides to creating and managing many aspects of rural and urban green spaces.

The dead hedging or temporary electric fencing described above may be suitable if protection is only required for a couple of seasons, or if a low level of damage is acceptable. Fencing The design and construction of fences for conservation and amenity, as well as for agricultural or other purposes. If using the Forestry Commission system of two widths of netting lashed to three spring steel line wires see designs and sitingfollow this procedure:. Check out the handbooks.

It will also include photos and videos – something that the paper books don’t or can’t. Semi-permanent or permanent electric line wire deer fences are not recommended, as the lines have to be so close together to prevent deer getting through that the fence works equally well unelectrified!

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Where does my money go? Over 2, line drawings accompany the text, adding clarity to text descriptions.

The handbooks were first handboos in the s and have been updated more recently. Modern deer farms are enclosed using high tensile netting systems, with Tornado see suppliers a specialist in this area. Conservation and the volunteer worker.

The fence is used for about 18 months following coppicing in late winter. I highly recommend this book! Our Partners and Funders. Designs for strained wire fences are shown in chapter 1. Keep up-to-date with NHBS products, news and offers.

This system has three lines of high visibility electric tape. The dead hedge provides useful habitat for nesting birds, small mammals and other creatures. Pages are printable, so you can still take them out in to the field.

Contact us about this site. The type of fencing used is related to need, with the highest, most secure and most expensive systems used for perimeter fencing to enclose deer farms. TCV is a good way to get experience of the conservation industry.

What is a Green Gym? Lightweight hexagonal mesh in 1. Clearly illustrated Over 2, line drawings accompany the text, adding clarity to text descriptions. The design and construction of fences for conservation and amenity, btcb well as for agricultural or other purposes. In addition to the loss of height which would result, it’s not possible to fold over the bottom edge of the high tensile plastic net as this prevents effective straining.

The series of TCV practical handbooks written mostly in the s and early s are the definitive publications giving comprehensive information about practical management tasks aimed at volunteer groups. Although the books are old they are still well worth it.


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Sign up for our monthly email newsletter – GreenZine Read more. Use a crowbar to make pilot holes as necessary. A leap allows any deer that get into the exclosure to escape.

Each one includes a comprehensive introduction to the subject as well as chapters on design, management, maintenance, safety, equipment, planning, planting A white tape attached to stakes to give extra height may act as a further deterrent. Note that deer can easily injure themselves by attempting to jump normal stock fences.

The basic procedure is the same as a normal height strained wire fence. Hinged joint stock netting, as opposed to the more rigid ‘Stiffstay’ or ‘Tightlock’ types see materialscan also cause injury as the hinged joints can collapse and trap a deer’s leg. Visit the practical conservation handbooks.

It’s been a huge undertaking, with web pages, over 2, illustrations, tables and 1, links handbookks it all together. Its effectiveness is based on deer receiving a sufficiently severe shock on their first encounter that they do not attempt another approach.

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Standard height stock netting fences topped with one or two lines of barbed or plain wire, giving a total height of about 1m 3’are bycv frequent cause of injury. Probably one of the best books on handboo,s subject. Benton Richard Fortey View All. Step by step All the processes in the handbooks are explained in an easy to follow, step-by-step way using plain English. Definitive Written by experts, these handbooks have long been considered the definitive conservation guides.